Using Karaoke Microphone on your iPhone!

I guess its no secret that I'm always relying on the mic on my earphones to sing on singing application. However, I recently discovered that we do have some spare microphone lying around that we hardly use.

So I did some research online and discovered that its possible to use them with my iPhone and sing with them! There are a few ways to do this, the more expensive way (by getting a cable that connect the mic straight to your phone) or cheaper way by using adapter.

It's obvious which way I chose, right?

Anyway, here is what you need:

1) Microphone and XLR Cable (obviously) - $0.
If you already have a microphone, you probably have these already.

 2) XLR to Mono 3.5mm TRS - $1.

I'm no expert with these audio jacks and their segments. However, I realised that only those with one line will work. 
3) An audio split that works with iPhone. - $2.

Note that the number of lines should be as the photo. (3 lines) And you should get one that work with iPhone!

The audio split will ha…

Joyroom JR-D121 10000mAh Portable Power Bank Review

Joyroom JR-D121c Power Bank review | ishopiuseireview.comCapacity: 5001~10000mAh
USB Port: 2 Ports
Feature: Flashlight,Multi-Output,Digital Indicator Brand: Joyroom
Color: Black
Output Voltage DC: 5V
Output Current: 2.1A

Product Description:
- Dual USB port output,sync charge two device;
- Digital display on lcd screen,and there is led flashlight;
- 10000mAh to charge your iPhone 3 times (Not in my case, see below), 15% charging speed up;
- Overheat protecting,overcharge protecting,automatic sleep to extend service life.

In Package:
1 * Mobile power bank
1 * Charging cable (Type-C)

I actually plan to get this as a present for a friend, however, due to Aliexpress super long shipment (about 3 weeks), I got her something else instead and kept this for myself.

Joyroom JR-D121c Power Bank review |

The 1st impression of the Joyroom D121 Powerbank is that it is very well packaged and looks pretty stylish. The powerbank itself feels solid and the design is simple in an attractive way. It doesn't look or feel cheap.

I did a rough measurement of the powerbank (with ruler since I don't have the tools), the dimension is: ~14.2x7x1.2cm.

Joyroom JR-D121c Power Bank review | ishopiuseireview.comJoyroom JR-D121c Power Bank review |

The LED display (showing not only the percentage left but also the output/input voltage) is very well done and gave the powerbank a cool and "futuristic" feel to it. I've tested the torchlight function and it turned out to be pretty bright.
HOWEVER, there is one thing I've problem with the product description. I did a little "experiment" on my own and realised that the powerbank is not able to charge my iPhone 6 Plus 3 times as mentioned (in the product description).

I do thing there could be a few possibility that affects the "fairness" of my experiment:

1) My iPhone is jailbroken, meaning it'll consume more battery.
2) I did have some level of usage during the charging period.
3) Bigger screen = more battery consumption

But anyway, I'm going to share what I observe.

I started charging my phone at around 16:00, from 9%. The Powerbank is at 89% then.


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Basically, I don't think the Joyroom JR-D121 could charge my iPhone 6 Plus fully for 3 times. 2 times, maybe.

Finally, I'll go to the Pros and Cons.

Digital LED
"Easygoing" as in it can accept most cables I use with it.

Long recharging hours

If you're interested in the Joyroom D121 Powerbank, you can get it from Aliexpress by clicking the banner below.

Joyroom 10000MAH Portable Powerbank